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Volume 1 - Issue 2 (February 2021)

Psychomotor preparedness of kindergarten learners


- Mariel Ramos Tapadera *

Abstract

This study wanted to see how well the Kindergarten curriculum prepared the Kindergarten learners in terms of their psychomotor domain. Therefore, the researcher aimed to identify and analyze the psychomotor readiness of the Kindergarten learners in terms of their gross and fine motor skills. This study used the descriptive method of research conducted among the eight public elementary schools of Peñaranda District. As per records in the District, the total population of Kindergarten learners were 591 in the eight elementary schools. The researcher used the Sloven’s formula and computed with a sample of 238.55 or 239, meaning 239 Kindergarten learners were the respondents in the study. Questionnaire was used to gather the needed data a weighted mean was used to describe the psychomotor readiness of the Kindergarten learners as assessed by their teachers and by their parents. The data revealed that the psychomotor preparedness of the kindergarten learners, in terms of gross motor skills, as assessed by their teachers, garnered a weighted mean of 3.45 described as “Excellently Ready” while gross motor skills as assessed by their parents obtained an average weighted mean of 3.37 described as “Excellently Ready.” On the other hand, psychomotor preparedness of the kindergarten learners in terms of fine motor skills, as assessed by their teachers got an average weighted mean of 3.46 while parents assessed the fine motor skills of the Kindergarten learners with an average weighted mean of 3.45 described as “Excellently Ready.”

Keywords: Psychomotor preparedness, kindergarten, gross motor skills, fine motor skills.

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